(Grammar. English.) A GRAMMAR OF THE ENGLISH TONGUE

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With the arts of Logick, Rhetorick, Poetry, &c. Illustrated with useful notes; giving the grounds and reasons of grammar in general. The whole making a Compleat System of an English Education. The fifth edition, corrected.

Description: 'The Approbation of Isaac Bickerstaff', with portrait medallion, on verso of first leaf, with 1 folding engraved plate, cut a bit close with loss to some headlines at the front, gathering C browned, pp. [iv], x, [ii, versed by Nahum tate), 84 (pp. 73-84 repeated, gatherings H and I), 95-130, 133-276 (register continuous despite gaps in pagination), 12mo, contemporary panelled calf, spine a little rubbed, lacking lettering piece, head caps defective, slight wear to corners, still a good copy, papaer label inside front cover inscribed 'John Davy 1777'

Publication Details: Printed for F. Clay, and D. Browne, 1728

Notes: Variously attributed to John Brightland, Sir Richard Steele, and Charles Gildon, the Dedication is signed: The Authors. In the Prefers, said Authors animadvert upon rival Grammars. The title first appeared in 1711.

Bibliography: (Alston, I, 47; ESTC N8821)

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Price: £120

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1728

Stock Number: 66388

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